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Crazy About Curling - Canadian Olympic Committee at the WAG

Authored by: WAG Staff on December 15, 2013

2014 Canadian Olympic Curling Team

On Monday, December 9, the Canadian Olympic Committee held a press conference at the WAG to announce the 2014 Winter Olympic curling team.

Cannes 2013 at the WAG

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on December 8, 2013

Channel 4 Paralympics Commercial Still

Cannes commercials are back at the WAG again this year.

SAB Blog Series: Behaviours of Light by JNZNBRK

Authored by: WAG Staff on December 4, 2013

JNZNBRK, Behaviours of Light

This post is part of our ongoing WAG Student Art Board blog series. The Student Art Board (SAB) is a select group of high school students that are involved with the WAG. This blog series is intended to offer a teenager's perspective on the art currently on display at the WAG.

Family Holiday Party 2013

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on November 25, 2013

Festive origami creations!

Cocoa, ornaments, and Santa! My favourite time of the year is here with the WAG's annual tree trimming party, just for families.

Producing An Exhibition

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on November 18, 2013

WAG staff helping to install a painting by Carl Beam in 2011.

A brief look at what is involved in producing an art exhibition. It's harder than you think!

What is Christian Marclay's The Clock?

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on November 10, 2013

Christian Marclay - The Clock, 2010 - Single channel video. Duration 24 hours. Purchased 2011 with the generous support of Jay Smith and Laura Rapp, and Carol and Morton Rapp, Toronto. Jointly owned by the NGC and the MFA, Boston.

A brief introduction to The Clock. On display at the Winnipeg Art Gallery from Oct 11, 2013 to Jan 5, 2014.

What is the Annual Appeal?

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on October 14, 2013

Annual Appeal areas of giving in 2012.

What is German Expressionism?

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on October 7, 2013

Walter Gramatté German, 1897–1929 Barcelona, Night, 1924 oil on canvas 80 x 92 cm Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Gift of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation 2009-618

2013 Nuit Blanche at the WAG

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on September 30, 2013

Lineup to enter the WAG for Nuit Blanche

Interning at the WAG

Authored by: WAG Staff on September 9, 2013

Alessia Guzzi helping out with the WAG's summer youth programs.

Response to Winnipeg Free Press Article: Would van Gogh Instagram?

Authored by: WAG Staff on September 4, 2013

Farewell, 100 Masters: Comments on an Exhibition

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on September 2, 2013

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on August 26, 2013

Marion Nelson Hooker Canadian (born in U.S.A.), 1866–1946 Seated Woman Teacher with Three Students, n.d. charcoal on paper Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Acquired with funds from The Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation Inc. G-92-139

Where to Eat When Visiting the WAG

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on August 19, 2013

Fritz Brandtner - French Fries at Fletcher's Field, 1938 - Ink on paper. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Gift of Robert and Margaret Hucal. 2007-46

Curating Curiosity: Summer Art Camps at the WAG

Authored by: Gabriel Hurley on August 12, 2013

Plants scanned by the campers.

Winnipeg Summer Festivals

Authored by: WAG Staff on August 5, 2013

Having fun at Aboriginal Day Live!

The Aldobrandini Tazza with Emperor Otho

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on July 29, 2013

Unknown artists, Aldobrandini Tazza with figure of Roman Emperor Otho, ca. 1530-1570. Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, 997.158.151.

Adventures in Time Travel: Summer Art Camps at the WAG

Authored by: Gabriel Hurley on July 23, 2013

Campers constructing their time machine.

5 Tips for 100 Masters

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on July 15, 2013

Vacationing in Manitoba

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on July 11, 2013

Mom checking out The Kiss by Auguste Rodin.

School Tours During 100 Masters

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on July 3, 2013

Tour guide, Laurie introducing a school group to the WAG.

Things To Do in Winnipeg on Canada Day!

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on June 24, 2013

Paul Kane, Fort Garry and St. Boniface, c. 1851-1856, oil on canvas, collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

What are your plans this Canada Day?

Homeschool Hoopla with the Masters at the WAG

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on June 19, 2013

Jack Shadbolt, 1909–1998, The Flag Mural, 1964. Enamel on canvas board, 211 x 375 cm. Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum.

On Friday June 14th we held our first ever homeschool event at the WAG! We had a wonderful turnout with about 70 people attending.

Walter Gramatté's Confession

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on June 10, 2013

Walter Gramatté German, 1897–1929 The Confession, 1920 oil on canvas 218 x 157.5 cm Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Gift of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation 2009-621

A brief history of German artist, Walter Gramatté...

Mingle with the Masters Family Sunday

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on June 3, 2013

In case you missed Family Sunday...

Teachers Get Creative

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on May 27, 2013

On April 11 we held an professional development art event for teachers called Through the Eyes of a WAG Studio Artist.

Bertram Brooker

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on May 20, 2013

Bertram Brooker, Sounds Assembling, 1928, oil on canvas; Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, L-80

"Great art is essentially useless, in the practical sense. It appeals purely to the spirit." - Bertram Brooker, 1929

It's Finally Here!

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on May 13, 2013

After over 2 years of travel to secure loans by Dr. Stephen Borys and months of hard work to create programming and events by staff 100 Masters: Only in Canada opened last week.

Creating an Exhibition

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on May 6, 2013

Galleries being created for 100 Masters: Only in Canada.

As you likely know, 100 Masters: Only in Canada opens at the end of this week. This is the largest exhibition that the WAG has ever undertaken and it will be a delight to visit. I thought this would be a good time to mention the process for actually compiling an exhibition.

Canadiana

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 29, 2013

Alex Janvier, Lubicon, 1988

100 Masters: Only in Canada is less than two weeks away...

Day Nineteen: Final Thoughts

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 26, 2013

My last day at the WAG has arrived, is being uncrated and will soon be on display. These three weeks have flown by, but not without leaving an impression.

Day Sixteen: Confession

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 23, 2013

I don't get art...

Goodbye, Creation & Transformation

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 22, 2013

This past week marked the end of Creation and Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art, the Winnipeg Art Gallery's centennial exhibition of Inuit art.

Day Eight: Get the Shot

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 17, 2013

First Ministers Tour

I will always be my own worst enemy as a photographer.

Day Seven: Sign of the Times

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 15, 2013

100 Masters: Only in Canada

The 100 Masters exhibit is one month away...

Salvaging a Masterpiece

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 15, 2013

Radovan and Way to Calvary

Conservation is a lesser known aspect of work at art galleries but it can be one of the most interesting. Although much of the WAG's Head of Conservation, Radovan Radulovic's job consists of condition reporting and other administrative duties, he occasionally gets to work on large restoration projects such as the Way to Calvary.

Day Four: The Right Stuff

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 11, 2013

100 Masters Invitation

Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal. Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal. Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal. Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal. Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal.

Day Three: Spinning on a Cultural Hub

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 10, 2013

JP Hoe at the WAG!

In my public relations classes at Red River College, we often debate the different jobs worth pursuing after graduation...

Day Two: Interning with the Masters

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 9, 2013

Intern!

My first impressions of working at the WAG can be summed up as controlled chaos...

Kittigazuit

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 8, 2013

Map of northern Canada showing Kittigazuit

During a tour of the exhibition, Creation & Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art, Curator of Inuit Art, Darlene Wight told the story behind Abraham Anghik Ruben’s stunning sculpture, Kittigazuit. In this work, Anghik tells the story of Kittigazuit, a community that sits on the Mackenzie River delta in the western Arctic.

The Legend of Sedna

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 1, 2013

Qaqaq Ashoona Taleelayuk and Serpent, 1962 stone 22.1 x 29.5 x 6.3 cm Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; The Ian Lindsay Collection; Acquired with funds from the Volunteer Committee to the Winnipeg Art Gallery; G-85-302

The most powerful spirit in Inuit shamanistic belief system is commonly known as Sedna, Taleelayuk, or Nuliayuk. Her story and name varies between different areas of the Arctic but the theme remains the same. Here is one version of the story.

Jan 29 2013 #3 Podcast

Authored by: Leif Norman on January 30, 2013

A design for the WAG that almost was built

The WAG that never was...We examine the Second, Third Prize designs and Honourable Mentions in the 1968 Architecture contest to find a new WAG.

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